New Oxford

122 North Peter Street New Oxford, PA 17350
phone: (717) 624-2182

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Children come to read to KPETS Therapy dogs Cullen and Meeko on Thursday evening February 28th,  at 6:30PM.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tax Forms and Booklets

Today the 1040 Booklets arrived!!!
We are still waiting on the 1040A Booklets.
We have all the other forms for the Federal,  Pennsylvania State Forms and booklets as well as the York Adams Forms and the PA 1000 Rent Rebate Booklets.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Communicating at the New Oxford Area Library

           The staff at the New Oxford Area Library, a branch of the Adams County Library System,  have been taking classes and practicing to read on a Nook or Kindle with the library’s eBook collection. Personally, I do prefer reading an old fashioned book to an eBook, but I did read a book on my laptop.  It was nice not having to hold a heavy book of about 400 pages, and the fact that I could adjust the font to a larger or smaller size as needed was great. I read a lot of different kinds of books so I did not have any trouble finding a book to download and read. I have had staff and patrons show me their Nooks or Kindles and they love the eBooks at the library.
I am also learning and teaching many of our patrons how to use their new laptops. I really like the “Dummies” books for computers, they are so easy to use and the screenshots found within are so helpful.
           With more of the world becoming so tech-oriented, communication is very important for the library.  We have just started a Facebook page for the New Oxford Area Library, and several summers ago we started our first blog. I am getting better at posting and I am excited about the new ways to share our program information. I continue to print flyers and handouts but now I send a note to both the Blog and the Facebook accounts and it is reaching more people. Feel free to respond and let me know how I am doing with my posts.
           Even though we’re promoting programs online, writing a newspaper article is my first way to talk about the library.  Word of mouth also never goes out of style.  Here are a few of our upcoming programs:
            “Kindergarten Here I Come” is scheduled on Thursdays at 11:00 AM throughout the year. No registration is necessary.
           KPETS Dogs Meeko and Cullen and their therapy dog friends are scheduled on a Monday afternoon at 3:30PM and a Thursday Evening at 6:30PM each month, please call, or read our Facebook or Blog for the schedule.
           Our computer classes are the second Thursday  of each month at 1:00PM. The March class will be Introduction to Windows. Other basic classes are scheduled as needed. Call the library to register.
The Readers’ Forum - an Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the Second Thursday morning of each month at 9:00AM. The next book to be discussed will be “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.
           Our hours are Monday and Thursday 2PM-8PM; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11AM-5PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Federal, State and Local Tax Forms and Booklets

Yes we have a few of the Federal, State and Local forms and booklets.
You may call or drop in to get your information. We hope to get the other booklets and forms soon.